Science and Technology: Sustainable Development in Biodiversity
Presented by SGInnovate and Japan Science and Technology Agency
Variety is the spice of life, and biodiversity is vital to the core of humanity and the sustainability of our surroundings. Land, sea, and air - the wide variety and complex interactions between species help keep ecosystems functional and make economies globally more productive.
Discover from researchers and scientists as they share innovative research and solutions to ensure the continued and sustainable production of Nature's gifts.
With the purpose to bridge Japan's and Singapore's Science, Technology and Innovation ecosystems for knowledge sharing and collaboration opportunities, SGInnovate and the Japan Science & Technology Agency are co-presenting a series of talks by notable startups, researchers and corporate innovators on various Deep Tech topics.
Date: 10 Nov 2020, Tuesday
Time: 10:30am – 11:30am (Singapore Time / UTC+8)
10:30am – 10:35am: Opening by SGInnovate and JST
10:35am – 10:40am: Presentation on Introduction of Japan-ASEAN Science, Technology and Innovation Platform (JASTIP) for Sustainable Development by Ryuichi Fukuhara, Programme Coordinator, JASTIP
10:40am – 11:00am: Presentation on Biodiversity-Based Economy in ASEAN Countries for The Sustainable Development of The Region by Prof Mamoru Kanzaki, Professor, Graduate School of Agriculture, Kyoto University
11:00am – 11:20am: Presentation on Chemical Ecology and Natural Products from Indonesian Marine Invertebrates by Dr Masteria Yunovilsa Putra, Researcher, Research Centre for Biotechnology, Indonesian Institute of Sciences
11:20am – 11:30am: Presentation by Dr Shawn Kaihekulani Yamauchi Lum, President, Nature Society (Singapore)
Ryuichi Fukuhara, Programme Coordinator, JASTIP
Ryuichi Fukuhara is a Programme Coordinator of Japan-ASEAN Science, Technology and Innovation Platform (JASTIP) led by Kyoto University in collaboration with the research institutions in Japan and the ASEAN Member States as well as ASEAN Committee of Science, Technology and Innovation (ASEAN-COSTI).
Before joining JASTIP in 2018, he was a former Programme Officer of United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), in charge of UNEP - UNESCO joint project for the Iraqi Marshlands on the World Heritage.; the project site was inscribed as the World Mixed Heritage in 2016. Prior to that, he also served as Associate Programme Specialist for Natural Sciences in UNESCO Iraq Office, working for water and environmental issues.
His specialities include water resources and ecosystem management, and trans-boundary water issues in the arid areas. He was involved in preparing many UN’s technical reports in such fields, including preparation of the UN-SDGs.
Prof Mamoru Kanzaki, Professor, Graduate School of Agriculture, Kyoto University
Dr Mamoru Kanzaki is a Professor at Kyoto University and majors in forest ecology. He is one of the co-leaders of Japan ASEAN Science, Technology and Innovation Platform (JASTIP) and is leading the bioresources and biodiversity working package of JASTIP.
In 1986, he obtained his Doctor of Science from Osaka City University and started his career as a plant ecologist. After he moved to Kyoto University, his research interest shifted from pure ecology to forest management and local society. Currently, he is interested in the wise use of biodiversity-based products, including genetic resources, from forest ecosystems which will enhance the conservation of tropical forest conservation. In JASTIP, he is trying to establish a collaborative platform for the research and development of genetic resources.
Dr Masteria Yunovilsa Putra, Researcher, Research Centre for Biotechnology, Indonesian Institute of Sciences
Masteria Yunovilsa Putra, PhD is a senior researcher at the Research Center for Biotechnology, Indonesian Institute of Sciences (LIPI).
He earned a Bachelor's degree in chemistry at Andalas University in 2007. He continued his Masters and PhD degrees in marine biology and ecology, with a focus on marine natural products at Marche Polytechnic University, Italy. He undertook postdoctoral studies as DAAD Postdoctoral Fellow at the Institute for Chemistry and Biology for Marine Environment, University of Oldenburg. In 2018, He got Fulbright Visiting Scholars to study anticancer compounds from marine organisms under the supervision of Prof Hendrik Luesch at the Center for Natural Products, Drug Discovery, and Development (CNPD3), University of Florida.
Since 2020, he has been appointed as the Head of Group Drug Discovery and Development at Research Center for Biotechnology, Indonesian Institute of Sciences (LIPI). His research group focusses on the search of bioactive molecules for pharmaceutical properties within Indonesian biodiversity.
Dr Shawn Kaihekulani Yamauchi Lum, President, Nature Society (Singapore)